Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree a proposal to pilot an integrated
working arrangement between the Council, Vale of York Clinical
Commissioning Group (CCG) and North Yorkshire CCG with a focus on
quality assurance and quality improvements in care
To agree the proposal to pilot a new working
arrangement between the local authority and the NHS Vale of York
CCG using a S113 Agreement. This pilot will test new collaborative
ways of working, joint management of teams and explore the future
integration required to improve quality and improvement in care
settings throughout the district.
Over the period of the Covid-19 pandemic
response NYCC Quality Monitoring and Quality Improvement Teams have
worked closely with NHS colleagues across our three main Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Infection Prevention Control Teams
There has been particularly close working between the NHS Vale of York CCG (VoYCCG) team and the Quality Improvement Team (QIT) in the Vale of York area where both teams are routinely deployed into care settings to assess quality and offer practical support to improve quality where needed.
This pilot will allow the two organisations to build upon progress over the past two years, create opportunities for more efficient use of resources and understand if this model (using Section 113 Arrangement) can be applied across different service areas and with other CCGs in the future.
Specifically, the local authority and York CCG will use the pilot period to review current job descriptions, departmental structures, share learning around working with Medicines Management, Infection and Prevention Control and explore further opportunities to improve quality improvement through collaborative working in the future.
Publication date: 14/03/2022
Date of decision: 11/03/2022
Effective from: 22/03/2022